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General Discussion / Re: Question regarding mobile game graphics
« on: August 11, 2014, 10:56:32 am »
Retina displays have 'double pixel density'.  (The actual PPI varies between screens anyway, so this is a nice simpler way of differentiating between retina style displays and normal ones).  For web stuff anything measured in 'pixels' is sometimes referred to 'css pixels', as it doesn't necessarily correlate to screen's pixels.  A button 100px wide will be drawn with 100 pixels on a normal monitor, but 200 pixels on a retina/DD display.

So you can just half the phone's resolution and scale up at runtime if you want to retain a pixel look, or just embrace the HD size, and have extra detailed sprites twice the size you were expecting them to be. 

Photoshop, as far as I can tell, doesn't do anything with PPI info outside of print, except maybe how it calculates font sizes. 

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:42:04 am »
The tiles were largely done earlier but the sprites and assembly of the mockup were today:

Love how colourful this is. Super nice!  Really miss his original sprite though.

Pixel Art Feature Chest / Re: GBjam: circular staircase in platformer?
« on: August 05, 2014, 09:45:28 am »
Nebulous pops to mind... 

I'm assuming you want to be on the inside rather than the outside, but something similar could work. 

 :lol:  Ok I meant in this context, and that gang will never die anyway.

So turns out, as far as I can tell, chipset is an RPG Maker only term?  (Still not sure why though)

Looks great!  What's a chipset?  Do you mean tileset or is there some other term I don't know?

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014
« on: July 23, 2014, 10:50:29 am »
haha not a huge fan of the source material, even though it was kinda funny in it's own right(because of how terribly cheesy it was, that and it was primarily aimed at prepubescent girls, of which I've never been a part of the demographic. so more of a statement of fact than criticism)

Oh shit, thank goodness you explained all that, I could easily have mistook you for garnering some enjoyment from a TV show... FOR GIRLS! 

Anyway, such a nice project, wish I'd gotten involved.  :y:

Pixel Art Feature Chest / Re: [C+C][WIP] Sprites for a beat'em up
« on: July 18, 2014, 09:12:39 am »
Yeah..  9 heads tall, totally fine.  This is what all fashion illustrations are drawn like, idealised maybe but certainly not absurd. 

General Discussion / Re: How do you make your games?
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:04:47 am »
Is there any way of getting gamepad controller support in Javascript?

Pixel Art / Re: Metal on Metal sparks
« on: July 15, 2014, 03:38:30 pm »
Sparks are little bits of metal, so they should be subject to gravity - fall, bounce etc.  Prime candidate for particle effects rather than a compiled graphic.

I prefer lines rather than individual dots, as that's how you generally perceive them.  You can do that by interpolating the current and previous position and drawing a line, or just having a few rotations and working out which is appropriate. 

[Science: Because their surface area is large but their mass is small, they oxidise very quickly which produces the heat that makes them glow. Or something like that.]

I completely agree.. That Jessica Rabbit is CREEPY AS HELL  :wah:

This thread is really interesting though. I know I've delved into the valley of uncanny myself and it's a thin valley.

I wish so many people didn't like cute so much.. I mean sure cute is cute and I don't dislike it too much;  but I think the reason people like cute so much is because they like 'simple' or what I'd call 'accessible'. And I think that 'simple' is derived from laziness and lack of cultural aesthetic. Cultural corporatism dominates and is a big part of 'simple' designs taking over I fear. Logos are the new norm, even the fonts we use today are super simplified; Helvetica's taking over for example (a lot of corporate fonts are just minor tweaks of this standard).

Consumer demand is infantile and it demands simplicity.

Simplicity is not laziness.  Helvetica is not a modern threat, it has been popular for over half a century.  Simple designs aren't 'taking over'. (There was a trend for over-rendered logos in the 90s / early 2000s which is finally dying down if that's what you mean). 

edit:  Century not decade.  (Haha). 

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